MultiNational Greed and the Ugly Result

Posted: June 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

Apparently, in this world , its ok to rape a poor nation of their jobs and natural resources if you have enough money. That is what is going on in Tanzania right now. As reported in the Toronto Star June 7, 2011 , the Canadian owned company ‘Barrick Gold’  purchased Tanzania’s natural resource and in the 1990’s began mining which, ‘in theory, Barricks arrival in the 1990’s has been a booon to the Tanzanian economy, pushing it toward development. In reality, Tanzania has collected only a pittance in taxes and royalties from Barrick and other foreign multinationals through contracts that are shouded in secrecy. So although it sits on massive gold reserves worth more than $40 billion, Tanzania remains on of the world’s poorest countries. ….some 400,000 Tanzanians, who formerly mined for gold with nothing but their own pick and shovels have been left unemployed by the giant mining operations’.

So more than 1500 desperately poor and angry villagers, with machetes, rock and hammers, stormed the mining compound which led to the shooting death of 7 villagers. This kind of tragedy will occur when people are pushed to the limit (history has shown this time and again, yet we do not learn), cannot feed their families, feel completely invisible and so obviously taken advantage of.

‘The uprising occurred  after a government commission strongly urged imposing higher royalties and taxes on the foreign mining companies…the Canadian government intervened on the side of the multinational, pressuring the Tanzanian government and parliament to oppose the proposed reforms. ‘

Well you just got to protect the investor right? Why? I’m a Canadian, I don’t have any extra money to take advantage, oh I mean to ‘invest’ in any foreign mining operations.  The people that have the extra money to do so are wealthy already. They don’t need more money, having all they need already in this world=enough to live a good and dignified life. Probably 10% of the investors make 90% of the profit anyhow.

So the rich get richer, some evolution that is. Human beings are so vain and stupid, they actually believe we are ‘evolving’ becoming ‘more’ when in reality only technology is becoming more advanced and we, as we have for thousands of years, are still raping, killing and stealing from each other through fear, greed and ignorance. Never do we actually ‘put our money where our mouth is’ and ‘love thy neighbour as thyself’. No we largely ignore human suffering of the many and cower and shut up  and let big business and government tell us ‘how it is’.

By the way, where is the so coveted ‘free will and free choice’ that human beings value so much for these Tanzanian families and workers?  It’s up to their own government to set that straight, some will argue. That is democracy.. No , that is democracy for the few and that is the result of capitalism.  It’s their countries/government’s own failure and they are free to change that. No , they are enslaved by human greed and fear and have little power over the almighty God of money, which comes down to the basic requirement of ones need to survive at all costs.

I invite you to educate yourself about another way we can co-exist in our world. In an equal money system where all are valued and considered equally.  One person, one vote, together we can change the world. EqualMoney.Org

http://equalmoney.org/the-book

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